COME CELEBRATE OUR FUTURE!
PENINSULA OF MOBILE
CORRIDOR MASTER PLAN
The Heart of Dauphin Island Parkway
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Fulton Road Baptist Church
Sanctuary & Gymnasium
1800 Dauphin Island Parkway
The Peninsula of Mobile and Goodwyn Mills Cawood, Inc. invite you to join in the celebration of the Corridor Master Plan for the peninsula portion of Dauphin Island Parkway.
This plan began in 2013, with ideas, input, research and commitment from our local residents, community and business leaders, neighborhood organizers, city, county, state and Federal officials, to create a vision encouraging economic redevelopment of Mobile’s unique community through flood resilience. Now, the Master Plan for our community is ready to be unveiled. Bring your friends and neighbors, and come be a part of this celebration!
RSVP: Sher Graham, 251-404-3924,
by Friday, July 8, 2016.
The Peninsula of Mobile is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to “Supporting the development of a clean and vibrant community while working to sustain the sensitive environment which IS … The Peninsula.” Visit www.thepeninsulaofmobile.org or “like” us on Facebook.
The Peninsula is proud to co-host the event this year as the route begins and ends at the Peninsula’s own newly established Perch Creek East launch site inside McNally Park located at 4380 Park Road off Dauphin Island Parkway near the tip of the Peninsula. The site offers plenty of parking.
Paddlers will glide through serene areas of one of the watershed’s cleanest streams. Marine biologists will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the flora and fauna. Bring your own canoe, kayak or SUP (no motorized vessels) or rent one from Sunshine Canoes (251-367-4144). Reserve early. On-site help available at noon.
The annual Post Drift Party will be held immediately following at the River Shack Restaurant and Oyster Bar at the mouth of Dog River – only a quick 2 mile drive south. Again this year, the River Shack will provide DISCOUNTED FOOD for registered paddlers with coupon.
The Dog River Scenic Blueway is a project of Dog River Clearwater Revival promoting stewardship of the Dog River Watershed, cultural and historical awareness, and recreational opportunities for paddling enthusiasts and recreational boaters in Mobile’s urban river and its tributaries.
Required launch/safety meeting at 1 PM, launch to follow.
* We are honored to dedicate this year’s Drift in memory of Rob Nykvist – devoted paddler, lover of Dog River and lead boat for this annual event. And proud to join in partnership with The Peninsula of Mobile.
photo: Great Drift 2016 Rabbit Creek
The Peninsula of Mobile sponsors the City’s ONLY western bay shore zone as part of the the Alabama Coastal Cleanup – the State’s participation in the International event. Volunteers walk or drift in shallow vessels along the shoreline or creek bank removing litter and trash while recording every piece collected. Data collected is used across the globe to combat litter.
Perfect Community Service project for students!
Dog River Clearwater Revival is participating in the 31st annual Alabama Coastal Cleanup and needs volunteers for its two cleanup zones in Upper and Middle Dog River. The event will be held from 8AM-12PM. At the Upper Dog River Zone (Eslava Creek), volunteers can sign in at Dog River Park. At the Middle Dog River Zone (Moore Creek), volunteers can sign in at 3633 Lipscomb Landing. Come by foot, by car or by boat. Water, gloves, and trash bags will be available. Lunch will be provided. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Youth groups please contact us ahead of time if possible.
The mission of this ride is to support the development of the Crepe Myrtle Trail and other multi-use path initiatives in Mobile!
Here are few changes that are happening this year resulting from a survey conducted after last year’s ride. The changes will make for a safer and more enjoyable, and will raise money that will go towards the creation of a Crepe Myrtle Trail.
- (1) Helmets are now required for this event. This includes all humans, including those smaller ones that might ride in trailers and ride-a-longs
- (2) registration is $10 for people ages 13 and up
- (3) children 8-12 are free (see info about kids below), and
- (4) the new, official turn-around spot is McNally Park.
Late Registration: 8:00 am
Ride Start: 8:30 am
– Starts at Arlington Park (1814 15th St S)
– Location Link: https://goo.gl/maps/DvoSDCKtvTy
– Early registration is through March 30: $10 – ages 13 and up.
– Same day Registration (on April 1): $15
– Riders age 8-12 are FREE
– Tickets are limited to 500 riders – get yours while you can!
– Register: http://www.crepemyrtleride.com/
– Proceeds from this ride will go towards operating costs of the ride, and towards the design and construction of a Crepe Myrtle Trail.
– This year, HELMETS ARE REQUIRED for all riders – there are no exceptions.
– Children in towed trailers and on “ride-a-longs” are permitted, but only with proper safety gear (helmets, seat belts, etc.)
– For safety considerations of all riders, bike riders under age 8 are not allowed – sorry kids!
– Children in towed trailers and on “ride-a-longs” are permitted, but only with proper safety gear (helmets, seat belts, etc.).
– Children should be experienced riders and be able enough to ride the full 10.6 miles in potentially warm weather or an oncoming wind.
– PARENTS OR GUARDIANS MUST REMAIN WITH CHILDREN DURING THE ENTIRE RIDE.
– Riders that fall behind will be picked up and transported back to Arlington Park.
– No training wheels allowed.
– Length: 10.6 Miles (with stops)
– Route Map: https://www.strava.com/routes/7524111
Beginner Friendly Pace (8-12 mph)
$20 in advance ($25 day of as supplies last) can be purchased during the registration process and picked up on the day of the event.
**Sponsors and Supporters**
This ride is made possible by Mobile United, with help from many other organizations including Alabama Coastal Foundation, Bicyclemobile.org, City of Mobile: Parks & Recreation, Delta Bike Project, Dog River Clearwater Revival, Downtown Mobile Alliance, Mobile Airport Authority,Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS), Mobile Baykeeper, Mobile County Health Department – MCHD, since 1816, TEAM SHERIFF, Partners for Environmental Progress (PEP), Team Share the Road, The Peninsula of Mobile, and the USA Foundation.